Research shows that people who are mentored make more money and advance more quickly than those who are not, according to Kim Nelson, an advisor to WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative mentoring program. As a part of WILMA’s mentoring program, up-and-coming women in the community are matched with women and men mentors to assist with their leadership development. These mentoring relationships offer support, chances for growth, and invaluable advice to the involved mentees.

Each year a call for mentee applications opens for the year-round program. Those who participated in Women to Watch programs during the previous year are invited to apply. WILMA also holds quarterly group mentoring events open to WILMA readers, whether or not they are part of the formal program. This year’s mentoring lineup boasts an impressive list of individuals.

Applications for the yearlong mentoring program open in February and begin in March.

The next group mentoring event takes place on October 29 from 4-6pm at UNCW’s Center for Innoavation and Entrepreneurship. Click here to register